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Old 10-11-2004, 06:35   #1 (permalink)
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Moving A/C bottle

Strange topic huh?
I was dummy fitting the intercooler yesterday and couldnt fit it anywhere in the front without fouling on that little bottle (i think its an A/C release bottle or something) that sits in front of the airconditioning core.

Anywya, do i have to keep it, is it difficult to move? Id prefer to keep my A/C.


And speaking of the A/C system, does anyone think that having 2 cores (intercoolr, A/C) in front of the radiator will cause airflow restrictions and possible overheating?
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Re: Moving A/C bottle

Never heard of an intercooler + AC core causing a car to overheat, so i don't really think it much of an issue...
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Old 10-11-2004, 13:47   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Moving A/C bottle

You'll probably want to get a 3-core radiator (the V8 one) if possible, but as long as it's in good working order (and there aren't leaves & crap stuck between it and the A/C condensor) you'll be fine.

The A/C bottle holds the R134a gas as far as I know, so you'll need to relocate it.. not sure if you can do that legally without getting an engineering certificate. It may also be there for a reason (eg. because it's very cool infront of the radiators.. putting it in the engine bay may be a bad thing!).
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Im going to move mine to the passenger side under the bumper if space permits. I took mine out before I took it to the workshop.
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The air condenser bottle are there to keep cool, i guess somewhere near a wheel arch would be good...
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Re: Moving A/C bottle

I was hoping to leave this in the hands of the intercooler/exhaust guys. Dellboy suggested passenger side which if anything means less piping than the stock location.
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Re: Moving A/C bottle

Just take my approach.......

A/C didn't work, so I'm just going to strip it out! Think of it as weight reduction. No doubt I'll regret it in the middle of our 40+ deg summers! lol.
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Its way too hot in this country to leave it out. Mine is going straight back in once I have the car back.
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bah.. Middle of summer, after a HARD day in the factory, I'd deal quite happily with the windows rolled down - A/C takes too long to cool down all the hot plastic in the car anyway.. And yes, I have had my A/C regassed recently, theres nothing wrong with it, just wound down windows are more effective
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But its a pain in the arse to wind up and down the passenger side window. I need electrics.
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